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Neal Schon Net Worth

Neal Schon Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Neal Schon net worth is
$30 Million

Neal Schon Wiki Biography

Neal George Joseph Schon was born on 27th February 1954 at Tinker AFB (Air Force Base), Oklahoma USA, of Italian and German descent. Neal Schon is a rock guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, best known for being an important member of several hugely popular bands, namely Santana, Bad English and Journey.

So just how rich is Neal Schon? Neal’s net worth has been calculated to be over $30 million, amassed during his successful career of more than 40 years in the music industry.

Neal Schon Net Worth $30 Million

Neal Schon was lucky to be born into a musical family – his father Mathew Schon was a famous musician and mother Barbara Schon sang in a band. So Schon picked his first guitar at the age of five years, and starting at early age is usually a way to success. His first career steps started at the age of 15 with the band Santana, in preference to joining Eric Clapton in the band Derek and the Dominos, and debuting with some vocals on Santana’s album Santana III. Being such a great musician at such young age with the possibility to choose between two iconic bands, he went on and started making his money. He also played for Azteca but very briefly.

In 1973 Neal Schon formed his now legendary band Journey. He subsequently released five solo albums, and fourteen studio albums with the band. This must be the main flow into his net worth. Importantly, he is the only band member who has not changed through the years. He has taken part in every tour of the band, and sang on all their albums, so no doubt this longevity with Journey has increased the overall amount of Neal Schon’s net worth as well. Apart from this, he has also collaborated with famous musicians such as keyboardist Jan Hammer, Sammy Hagar and Paul Rodgers on short-term projects.

Neal Schon is as great a vocalist, as he is a guitar virtuoso. Two talents double the money earned, does it not? Let’s talk about his musical influences, of whom there were plenty. He has said that he was highly influenced by the 1960’s, musicians from that era such as Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin. Then he put some blues to the mix, namely B.B. King and added some guitar-based influences, including of course Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton as well as Wes Montgomery. This is probably Neal Schon’s key to fame – adding the best ingredients from different musical eras.

Schon was always proud of his guitars. He started with acoustic Stella guitar followed by Gibson ES-335. At present he became interested in Xotic guitars. Schon was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in August 2013, which made him, if possible, even more famous. This is considered to be an accomplishment of a lifetime for any musician.

In his not-so-private personal life, Neal Schon has married five times, first to Tena Austin(1976-86), then Beth Buckley(1987-92), Dina Gioeli(1993-99), and Amber Kozan(2001-08). In 2013 he married Michaele Salahi. He has five children.

Full NameNeal Schon
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of Birth27 February 1954
Place Of BirthTinker Air Force Base, United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
ProfessionGuitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer
EducationAragon High School
SpouseTena Austin, Beth Buckley, Dina Gioeli, Amber Kozan, Michaele Salahi (m. 2013)
ChildrenElizabeth Schon, Sophia Schon, Miles Schon, Sarah Schon, Aja Schon
ParentsMatthew Schon, Barbara Schon
NicknamesNeil Schon , N. Schon , Schon, Neal , Neal George Joseph Schon , Neal Joseph Schon , Journey
AwardsBillboard's 'Legend of Live' Touring Award (2011), Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album (2002)
Record LabelsFrontiers Records, Columbia, Higher Octave
Albums"Santana III" (1971), "Caravanserai" (1972), "Journey"(1975), "Big City" (Lenny White's,1977), "Escape" (1981), "CD "Piranha Blues" (1999), "World Play" (Soul SirkUS, 2005)
Music GroupsJourney (Since 1973), Santana (Since 1971), Bad English (Since 1987)
NominationsOklahoma Music Hall of Fame (2013)
1PRS Signature Line Guitars
2Gibson Les Paul
1We're a very musical band and we've never really had anybody come in and re-arrange our stuff with Pro Tools. We were always well-rehearsed, we'd walk in the studio, play live, and I'd always play live solos.
2I think that song is so popular because it's a positive message. We play aggressively, but lyrically it never got angry or pissed, and it was never 'I hate you'. The whole arrangement of Don't Stop Believin' is really odd. We had this breakdown and I started playing that little guitar solo [at 0.54], which is in the oddest place ever for an AM radio song. People would say that it didn't make sense and I'd say, Well, so what? It sounds good! It fell together fast, and when I listened back in the studio, I remember saying, That song's gonna be big. At the time, when Escape was released, it wasn't the biggest song on the record. Now it is.
3A lot of the stuff we've done since the eighties was slower, and with Faithfully or Open Arms or whatever, those songs are embedded in stone and people expect to hear them live... if they don't, they're gonna be pissed and throw shit at you. With this album, I wanted to write grooves that we don't have in our show, and not just make a new Separate Ways or Stone In Love. Once you've written it once, it's easy to repeat it - just move the chords around. It's really simple to do that, but at this point, I don't see the purpose of it. (On the "Eclipse" album)
4With radio being in the state it is, I don't really feel the need to make a whole record just for that, and be looking at my watch saying, Okay, this guitar solo has been playing for ten seconds, that's enough. (In 2011)
1Swapped vows with former Playmate Ava Fabian in a "commitment ceremony" in Paris in July 2011
2His birthday is the day after that of Journey band mate Jonathan Cain.
3His father was of German descent. His mother was of Italian ancestry.
4Neal Schon was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. [2013]
5Was invited by Eric Clapton to join Derek and the Dominoes. However, he was advised against it by Carlos Santana when rumors of Clapton's heroin abuse surfaced.
6Journey was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
7He was a guitarist in Carlos Santana's band Santana during 1971 and 1972, and played on the hits "Black Magic Woman" and "Oye Como Va".
8Guitarist for the rock band Journey


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Muppets.2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentary performer: "Immigrant Song", "Thank You", "Re-Wired" / writer: "Re-Wired"
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "Any Way You Want It"
Glee2009-2015TV Series writer - 7 episodes
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2010-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Marcus Finds a Voice2014Short music: "Don't Stop Believin"
Saturday Night Live2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 112013TV Movie documentary writer: "Don't Stop Believin'"
Supernatural2006-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Independent LensTV Series documentary courtesy - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Average Consumer2013TV Series short writer - 1 episode
The Heat2013/Iwriter: "Lights"
Britain's Got Talent2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV Series writer - 13 episodes
The X Factor2009-2012TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Rock of Ages2012writer: "Any Way You Want It", "Don't Stop Believin'"
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted2012writer: "Any Way You Want It"
House M.D.2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey2012Documentary courtesy: "Be Good To Yourself" written by nm0675308, nm0128916 & nm0774737, "Stone In Love" written by nm0128916, nm0675308 & nm0774737, "Only The Young from the Motion Picture Vision Quest" written by nm0128916, nm0675308 & nm0774737, "Change For The Better" written by nm0128916 & nm0774737, "Lights" written by nm0675308 & nm0774737, "Don't Stop Believin'" written by nm0128916, nm0675308 & nm0774737, "City Of Hope" written by nm0774737 & nm0128916, "When You Love A Woman" written b
American Dad!2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Moneyball2011writer: "Don't Stop Believin'"
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011Documentary writer: "Don't Stop Believin" - as Neal J. Schon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee Encore2011Video writer: "Any Way You Want It/Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'" - as Neal J. Schon / writer: "Don't Stop Believin'"
Chuck2007-2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV Special writer: "Don't Stop Believing" - uncredited
Yogi Bear2010writer: "Don't Stop Believin'"
Going the Distance2010writer: "Any Way You Want It"
Huckabee2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders2010TV Series writer - 3 episodes
This Ain't Glee XXX2010Video writer: "Knocked Up At Eighteen" - uncredited
Radio 1's Big Weekend2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Losers2010/Iwriter: "Don't Stop Believin'"
Brad & Jerrid2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Loose Women2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode2009TV Movie writer: "Don't Stop Believing" - uncredited
Glee Casting Session2009TV Movie documentary writer: "Don't Stop Believing" - uncredited
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV Special writer: "Don't Stop Believin'"
The Big Bang Theory2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Game Boys2008writer: "Don't Stop Believing"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Any Way You Want It"
Bedtime Stories2008writer: "Don't Stop Believin'"
The Apprentice2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Comebacks2007writer: "Don't Stop Believin'"
My Name Is Earl2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sopranos2000-2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Life After Film School2006TV Series writer: "Don't Stop Believin'" - uncredited
South Park2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Machiavellian Boys2004Short writer: "Any Way You Want It"
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monster2003writer: "Don't Stop Believin'" 1981 - as Neal J. Schon
Scrubs2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003writer: "Any Way You Want It"
View from the Top2003writer: "Don't Stop Believin'"
The Simpsons1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Armageddon1998writer: "Remember Me"
The Wedding Singer1998writer: "Don't Stop Believin"
Everything Went Wrong1994Short writer: "Any Way You Want It"
Rapid Fire1992writer: "Can't Find My Way", "I'll Be There"
Tango & Cash1989writer: "Best Of What I Got"
White Water Summer1987writer: "Be Good To Yourself"
Iron Eagle1986writer: "Eyes of the World"
Vision Quest1985writer: "Only The Young"
Journey1983Video Game writer: "Chain Reaction", "Don't Stop Believin", "Stone in Love", "Keep on Runnin'", "Lights", "Wheel In The Sky"
Caddyshack1980writer: "Anyway You Want It" - as Neil Schon


Don't Stop Believin'2011Short
Journey1983Video documentary as Journey
Yume, yume no ato1981


Glasspack vs Blackstone2013Neal Schon (Journey)


Neal and Michaele: The Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event2013TV Movie executive producer


The Best Hit USA2016TV SeriesHimself
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentaryHimself
Chasing Classic Cars2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Journey
Sammy Hagar & Friends: Personal Jesus2014ShortHimself
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 112013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Journey
Neal and Michaele: The Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event2013TV MovieHimself
Independent Lens2013TV Series documentary
A Concert for Ronnie Montrose: A Celebration of His Life in Music2013TV MovieHimself - Musician
Journey: Live in Japan 20132013Himself
Texxas Jam '782012DocumentaryHimself
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey2012DocumentaryHimself, lead guitar, Journey
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Guitarist
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself
A Tribute to Les Paul2007TV Special
Journey: Live in Houston 1981 - The Escape Tour2006VideoHimself - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Roadie Trip2006TV SeriesHimself
Randy Jackson2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bad Company: In Concert - Merchants of Cool2002Video documentaryHimself
Behind the Music2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHimself
Bad English1990Video shortHimself - Guitars & Vocals
Journey1983Video documentaryHimself
Soul to Soul1971DocumentaryHimself

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Video on Trial2009TV SeriesHimself - Accused

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